South African President Obscene Paintings Vandalized
Painting controversial South African President Jacob Zuma with genital swell destroyed in an art gallery in Johannesburg.
The painting is called ANC president Jacob Zuma as the work of the “harsh and cruel”.
The BBC’s Andrew Harding, whovisited the gallery, said the two men crossed the painting with red paint and black.
One of the men holding a paintbrush and then detained by security guards.
“I do this because the painting does not respect President Zuma,” said one man told the BBC.
This incident comes after the governing coalition, the African National Congress, ANC asked the High Court to force the repeal Goodman Gallery painting.
Painting for U.S. $ 14,000 by 1.85 meter high red and black were already sold.
The painting titled The spear was the work of Brett Murray who is famous for its provocative art work and political nuances.
The trial began Thursday Local television footage showed a man wearing a suit dropped painting of President Zuma in the face and cock.
Then another man, who wore a hooded shirt, black cat crossed in front of the president by hand.
“Middle-aged white man is the start and then a young black man,” said Lance Cleasen, Khaya radio reporter who witnessed the destruction effort, told the AFP news agency.
The ANC described the paintingas the work of the “harsh andcruel.”
The ANC also demanded the repeal City Press newspaper photo of the painting of their site.
Previously, a number of ANC supporters gathered near where the trial court in Johannesburg ANC demands of the paintings. The High Court will open a hearing on Thursday (24/05).
“The issue of national interest,” said Judge Kathree Setiloane quoted South AfricanPress Association.
Exhibition at Goodman Gallery opened earlier this month and is scheduled to close on June 16.
President Zuma, who has four wives, has been demanding as much as 11 times the media company as a case of a good name.
A number of them have been resolved, partly repealed but most are still in the process.
The most famous case was in 2008 that involved South Africa’s most famous artists, Zapiro.
In his paintings, as Zapiro Zumawill describe the rape of a woman who describes justice. This case will be heard in October.
Zuma has also been accused ofraping a fellow family but found not guilty of 2006.
Twenty years ago, the ANC condemned the paintings on display at the mall Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela described the middle of an autopsy.
The ANC said the painting was insulting the dignity of the anti apartheid leaders.